Rheinsteig Stage 5: Bad Hönningen–Leutesdorf (north–south)

The fortified border linking the Rhine and the Danube, over 500 kilometres long, is heralded as the biggest archaeological field monument in Central Europe. Domitian had his Roman wall erected between 81 and 96 AD. Not far from the starting point of this stage of the Rheinsteig, very close to the Rhine, stands Limes watch tower number 1. If you’d like to find out more about the Romans, you can visit the RömerWelt museum; an access path takes you the 300 metres to the entrance.

On this stage between Bad Hönningen and Leutesdorf the Rheinsteig is again generous with its marvellous views. From the rocky outcrops of the Rheinbrohler and Hammersteiner Lay narrow paths take you to the sun-kissed vineyards above Leutesdorf. Beautiful old half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries lend this age-old, traditional wine village its typical Rhenish warmth and charm. Leutesdorf is generally claimed to be the last bastion of Riesling wine on the Rhine.


Rheinsteig Stage 5: Bad Hönningen–Leutesdorf (north–south)
5:30 h
16,2 km
601 m
540 m

source Romantischer Rhein Tourismus GmbH · author: Frank Gallas

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